The effects of global warming and rapid urbanization have made events such as hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, tsunamis, and tornadoes more frequent and deadlier than ever before. Yet, our ways of saving lives during these disaster scenarios did not keep up with the times.
The shortage of innovation is further magnified by a lack of funding. The international community spends less than half a percentage of the global aid budget on mitigating the risks posed by natural hazards. Meanwhile, five times as much is spent on disaster response operations.
In order to meet current-day challenges, rescuers need to be equipped with the latest tools that enhance their performance while on the field. That’s where Polus comes in.